October 2015

  • Published On: October 30, 2015

    Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen announced the House Natural Resources Committee approved the addition of the Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act (H.R. 3310) to the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act. The Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act was introduced in part to address the National Park Service’s blatant disregard for public access [...]

  • Published On: October 27, 2015

    The US Commerce Department release the 11th edition of “A Basic Guide to Exporting,” a tool for businesses seeking to navigate the avenues of trade. The guide contains information export companies need to feel confident about selling overseas. Many chapters end in success stories to prove exporting is a possibility for small and medium-size businesses. [...]

  • Published On: October 23, 2015

    Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), a Lake Worth, Fla.-based national distributor of aluminum extrusions and sheet products, has purchased Tigress Trading Co. Inc. and Tigress Specialty Metals Products Manufacturing Inc. With facilities in the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., area, Tigress manufactures and distributes a diverse product line including rod holders, outriggers and accessories, kite fishing tackle, antenna [...]

  • Published On: October 14, 2015

    The White House Administration announced that persons traveling to Cuba are now able to do so by boat whether it is for hire or for recreation. Prior to the revisions made by the administration, air travel was the only form of transportation to Cuba. Travels will still need to follow all guidelines and travel purposes, [...]

  • Published On: October 13, 2015

    Racine Design, a marine canvas and upholstery shop in Jacksonville, Fla., is closing its doors and is liquidating excess inventory and a variety of tools. Everything must go by Oct. 31. Racine Design’s services include marine canvas, upholstery, wood working and fiberglass repair. Hardware includes tubing, fittings, fasteners and screws. No sewing machines are available. [...]

  • Published On: October 13, 2015

    Preparing for seasonal lulls includes finding ways to generate income when business slows. One way is to encourage customers to put off certain types of projects until the off-season. Discounts Mark Hood, MFC, of Hood Marine Canvas and Training, Merrimac, Mass., uses this tactic for customers requesting interior or cushion work. Offering a discount for [...]

  • Published On: October 9, 2015

    The Industrial Fabrics Association International's (IFAI) textile trade event, IFAI Expo 2015, took place Oct. 6-9, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. The annual event is the largest display of specialty fabrics and technical textiles in the Americas. The show floor buzzed with excitement as more than 5,500 registrants and 376 exhibitors filled the space in the [...]

  • Published On: October 8, 2015

    Dunn Arquitectura Ligera S.A. de C.V. won the Award of Excellence in the “Shade Sails” category of the 2015 International Achievement Awards for its shade installation at a private school in Mexico. All winners are featured on the IFAI website. Photo: Dunn Arquitectura Ligera S.A. de C.V. Winners of the 2015 International Achievement [...]

  • Published On: October 6, 2015

    Anaheim, Calif. Oct. 6, 2015—The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) student scholarship award winners were announced today at the 2015 Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Anaheim, Calif. The scholarships provide tuition expenses at an accredited college, university or technical school for students interested in a career in the specialty fabrics or advanced textiles industries. [...]